CIDIC Expands Cooperative Networks: Tianjin Sub-Center Established


On the morning of July 16 th, China-Italy Design and Innovation Center (CIDIC) ——Tianjin Sub-Center inauguration ceremony was held in Xiangsi Creative Industry Park , Hebei District which further expands cooperative networks of CIDIC.

Mr. Plinio Innocenzi, Counselor for Science and Technology of Italian Embassy in China; Mr. Gabriele Castaldi, Local Chair of European Chamber Tianjin Chapter; Mr. Chen Linhao, Deputy Director-General Department of International Cooperation of Ministry of Science and Technology of China; Mr. Zhao Haishan, Director of Science and Technology Commission of Tianjin; Prof.. Shu Gequn, Vice President of Tianjin University; Prof.Fang Shouen, Vice President of Tongji University and other representatives attended this ceremony.

Mr. Chen Linhao pointed out three expectations for Tianjin Sub-Center in his speech: It should make full use of its advantages, set up regional innovation and cooperation system, support the technological innovation and cooperation of Chinese & Italian SMEs and train qualified talents. Prof. Fang Shouen also emphasized its important role in expanding cooperative networks of CIDIC because Tianjin is the economic center in North China and owns particular competitive advantages. He wished that CIDIC could further develop by realizing resource sharing and predominance complementation of every parts of CIDIC. They also need to communicate and work better with each other.

The Tianjin Sub-Center and Triennale Design Museum of Milan agreed to join the CIDIC network after passing a resolution on the meeting of CIDIC Steering Committee held in June.